... Coco Chanel. Founder of famous fashion brand Chanel. Her extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

Coco Chanel in Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to be named on Time The Most Important People of the Century.

Nina Simone.

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday ~ This woman is everything! Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty

Anaïs Nin

“…the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” -Anaïs Nin

bruce lee

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Bob Dylan & Joan Baez

Joan leaning on Bob's shoulder.

Ernesto"Che" Guevara 22 years old in 1951

A Che Guevara, in medical school student. Before the motorcycle journey up north through South America that formed him and his views. (Che with a tie!

Bob Ross "Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now.

// Gil-Scott Heron

2011 In Memoriam

Gil-Scott Heron, daum I used to think Gil Scott was fizzine, used to see him on the "D" train in Harlem

tom waits

Tom Waits in London, 1981 (photographer unknown)the man knows how to wear a hat Check out the website to see

Mary Oliver

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” ~Mary Oliver -image portrait of Mary Oliver

Woody Allen

Woody Allen - The director and actor is known not only for his blockbusters, but also by the neurosis that suffers for several years. This problem led to several conflicts in his interpersonal relationships between them, their marriages and work.

Clara Bow, 1920’s

johnmackbrowns: Clara Bow photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston,

paul newman

Paul Newman was a class actor; smart, sexy, generous and kind. He was committed equally to justice and pranks. He was something you don’t hear mentioned often these days; a good man.

Nelson Mandella by Yousuf Karsh

Character study // Nelson Mandela photographed by Yousuf Karsh

"Find out who you are, and do it on purpose." -- Dolly Parton

People who know me well know that I love classic country music. My all time favorite country song is "Jolene" by Dolly Parton.